It's about that time again - this Saturday will see the return of the Music is Art Festival. For their 10th anniversary, Robby Takac and co. have pulled no punches. With over 100 bands to try to see, buffaBLOG has narrowed in on five we think are definitely worth checking out.
Brimstone Blondes: These talented youngsters won the judge's prize at the Music is Art Battle of the Bands - and for good reason. Their jangly surf rock is brash and, for lack of a better word, fun... fun enough to dedicate a song to a neighbor that looks uncannily like Christian Bale. Maybe you'll see him there - they're playing from 12:15 - 12:45 on the Shakespeare Hill Stage.
Pentimento: The gentlemen in Pentimento are well on their way to being Buffalo's latest success story. Their raw, honest punk music and furious tour schedule has led to a dedicated following and some great opportunities - they will be touring with The Swellers this November. It is clear that Pentimento are four hard-working musicians that have something important and worthwhile to say; you can hear them out from 9:15 - 9:30 PM on Stage #1.
The Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza: Known more colloquially as CPX, this genre-blurring punk/country/rockabilly group is somewhat of an anomaly in the Buffalo music scene... there really is nothing else quite like them. Even if you aren't a fan of country, their songs are unique enough to appeal to fans of any of the aforementioned styles. Catch them on the Americana Stage from 9:00 - 9:45.
Canary Girls: buffaBLOG favorites Canary Girls are an excellent electro-indie four piece and a great example of the unbridled potential of Buffalo's local scene. This performance will be bittersweet - it is one, if not the final performance that keyboardist Doug Tewksbury will be playing with the band. Come wish him a fond farewell - they are playing from 5:00 - 5:15 on Stage #2.